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Westward Arch Goldfield Mountains, AZ
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Westward Arch Goldfield Mountains, AZ 
Westward Arch Goldfield Mountains, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2013
gmaclachlan
Hiking8.50 Miles
Hiking8.50 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.55 mph
 
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Westward Arch is high on a ridge west of Golden Dome Mountain and Jim (jameslcox44) wanted a picture. Four of us headed out early on March 7th. With permit we drove past the gate at Dome Mountain TH and continued about three miles toward wishbone junction. At the end of 4x4 travel we parked and hiked the road/wash to just short of the junction and headed up northwest. Found a small arch and Jim took pictures. The route took us up the east side of Razor back and we were treated to a view of Triple Arch far below in Black Glass Canyon to the North.
Then it was off to Camouflage-Tanks and some photos. A detour to Pedestal Arch took us down a bit (found another small arch on a ridge west of tanks) but it was a great stop for more photos. Here Jim's camera died but we had others. From Pedestal arch it was up and steep on loose scree. We had to go up to the ridge to get to Golden Dome Mountain. Westward Arch is on the other side.

Three quarters the way up the slope the author hooked a Cholla in his boot and drove it into the back of his left leg with the next step. It wasn't pretty. After I got it out, I announced to the group that I was done, Westward Arch will have to wait, you have to know when to quit for the day!

We worked our way down to the south into the wash far below and hiked back to the truck. Ice cream cones here we come.
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